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Discusses who needs vaccine A/H1N1 Ssa
According to the latest report on the status of the epidemic in Mexico, the agency reported 2208 deaths from influenza virus and cases confirmed 72,504



RUTH RODRIGUEZ
El Universal
Mexico City Tuesday April 27, 2010
15:51



The Health Secretariat (SSA) analyzes which sectors of the population no longer required to be vaccinated against the H1N1 influenza virus, because it already generated antibodies against the disease.

Seroepidemiological results are expected to be ready in late June, said Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, Secretary of Health, who expected that these dates have "a clearer picture of what age groups of the population have more antibodies because they have antibodies no longer have to be vaccinated. This will allow us to optimize and to know what groups should be vaccinated. "

By the end of the year, said he also is waiting to see if the drug companies are able to place in a single dose vaccines for seasonal influenza and the H1N1 virus.

According to the latest report, dated April 26, 2010, on the current status of the epidemic in Mexico, the SSA reported 2208 deaths from H1N1 influenza virus and 72 000 504 confirmed cases in all nationwide. The states with the greatest number of cases are Federal District, Mexico State, San Luis Potosi and Nuevo Leon.

On the flu shot is applied at the end of each year, Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos said: "What we are hoping is that laboratories are capable of that now in the seasonal influenza vaccine, replacing the 2007 H1N1 by 2009 and then nothing more is a single shot, not two vaccines. "

Health Secretary considered that Mexico is not yet able to produce these vaccines.

However, informed that leave for next year and the first vaccines produced in Mexico and traded until 2012. However, he clarified, "the advantage of the developments that have already had the H1N1es that this virus will be able to be included within the seasonal virus," he said.

For now, he said, it is expected that the vaccination campaign against influenza 2010 20 to buy 30 million vaccines that are likely to begin to implement and conclude from November until February or March 2011.

He clarified that is the National Immunization Council that will determine the groups will be vaccinated.

On the other hand, reported that the World Health Organization could declare the end of Phase six health alert in May and turn the H1N1 virus on a seasonal basis.

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